On Sunday Ben, Ang and I went to Double Bay by ferry. Ben was treating us to lunch at the famous 21 and afterwards we visited Wollahra Library at the top of a mall.
When I saw the large letters on the green wall at the entrance, I thought of Constantine Cavafe’s poem, “Return” but of course the signage was for the holes in the wall for returned books.
The place was whisper quiet, as a library should be, unlike our local Stanton Library where people, including librarians talk as if they were in their own living room. Maybe we can borrow their Shhh! sign.
Or maybe it’s the greenery, like the effect of the green cathedral of a rainforest that hush our senses.
Strangely the least green space was the children’s area where there was a slippery slid.
On the way home we had to wait for a connecting ferry at Circular Quay so we popped into the Customs House Library where I took a photograph of the ground floor where we can walk in the ‘sky’ above a model of the CBD of Sydney.
And although both Ben and I said that we were not going to take another photo of the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House I succumbed to the view on the ferry.